BackHow do I become a Lyft driver?
Thanks for your interest in joining our vibrant Lyft driver community! We’d love to talk to you about driving on the Lyft platform, and encourage you to apply.
What are the requirements for becoming a Lyft driver?
- Be at least 23 years old
- Have a 4 door car
- Your car must be a year 2000 model or newer vehicle
- Your name must be on the insurance policy
- In-state insurance
- In-state license
- Clean driving record
To learn more about our safety requirements, please visit lyft.com/safety.
How do I apply?
To apply, download the Lyft app onto your smartphone, and tap the white car icon at the top right.
There are a few steps toward becoming an approved driver for your region! The app will walk you through a series of screens where you'll be prompted to enter all of the necessary information.
You can also apply via your web browser by going to lyft.com/drivers and following the steps on the website.
The next steps will include a test drive with a Lyft Mentor, and both a background and a DMV record check.
After you input all the necessary information, and watch the welcome videos, you'll be ready to take a test drive with a Mentor, one of our seasoned Lyft drivers.
Can I exit the app and come back to finish my application?
You sure can! All of your information will be saved, even if you quit the app completely.
What do I do after I finish filling out the application?
After you input all the necessary information and watch the welcome videos, you'll be ready to take a test drive with a Mentor, one of our experienced community members.
When can I take my test drive?
You can meet up with a Mentor within these hours:
Monday- Friday: 7-4
How do I take my test drive?
Make sure you're within the designated coverage area in the correct time frame. Once there, all you have to do sign into driver mode by tapping the car icon again, and you'll receive a ride request from a Mentor. Use the "navigate" button to go to your Mentor's location. They'll inspect your car, take pictures of your license and insurance, show you how to schedule hours, and take your driver photo. Then you'll take them on a short drive. That's it! If you're approved to become a driver, you'll hear from Lyft and can get out on the road for your first Lyft! You'll receive your welcome kit, including the 'stache, in the mail after completing your first 30 rides!
Any inquiries about your application can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.